Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Gray, Rainy Day Blues: Rx Color

Delft Tile Cookie Gift Box - One Dozen (Vanilla)

Rx Color: Scandinavian Style

Big stuff happening today. It's raining. No, no, no........that's not it.  Big stuff around here, equals sweet little Mercantile Muse giveaway, but more on that in a moment...or scroll down, almost to bottom of post, for giveaway!

First some color treatment, for the gray day that is.

I know, I know. You thought they were tiles. Not that I like pointing this out or anything, but you can be so wrong. 

Delft Tile Cookie Gift Box - One Dozen (Vanilla)

Get a glass of milk, because they're cookies!

GORgeous.  Admit it, you thought they were tiles at first, didn't you?

No fooling this time, these really are tiles.

Hand Painted Porcelain Tiles in Country Dutch Design - Home Decor - Five Dollars Each

Hand painted, at that.

Not quite tulip time, but here's something to hold you over.

Dutch Tulip Wooden Folk Art Brooch/ Handpainted, One-of-a-Kind

Got a little girl? She'd be head over clogs in this number.

ingrid dress. outside oslo tulips. scandinavian. retro mod vintage inspired style. handmade by little ticket on etsy.

Oh, to be 6 again.

Need someplace to lay your weary head? What? You can't fall asleep?

Scented Pillow in Scandinavian Style Folk Art Fabric.

The lavender and hops in this pillow are sure to take care of that.
I admit, I've got the Scandinavian bug. Mix that with a some Pennsylvania Dutch and you've got my latest illustration 'Dutch Treat". Pennsylvania Dutch/German Fraktur and Scandinavian Folk Art meets Pop Art.

Bigger and Better Things, Well......Better Anyway

Giveaway #2

In honor of today's theme, Bates Mercantile Co. is giving away the sweetest little blue and white, antique delft bowl.  Tulip Time china by Johnson Brothers, made in England!

Very pretty depiction of a Dutch town, a windmill and girls collecting tulips.

I told you it was sweet.  Now, it is an antique, and there is some crazing that you can see in these pictures, but I think it adds to its character.

Do you like? Then it's time to enter!

Receive one entry for each step completed:

1. If you don't already, follow Mercantile Muse and comment below on how you are following (google, feed, email, etc.)

2. Like us on facebook and let us know you did in comments below.

3. Visit Bates Mercantile Co. and tell me what your favorite item is in comments below.

Earn an extra 2 entries when you:

3. Post about this giveaway on your blog or tweet about it, and leave a link in comments below.

Feel free to comment on all steps in the same post.

Good luck!  Giveaway runs from now through November 3rd. I will announce the winner on Friday, November 4th (which just so happens to be my birthday....nothing like sharing a present). 

Have a wonderful Wednesday. I hope yours is dryer than ours.

Ciao for now,


  1. Those cookies are amazing! I really did think that they were tiles. I'm following you through email, liked you on facebook, my favourite item in your shop is that awesome space heater. I also blogged about your giveaway, here's the link

  2. Wow Cathy, awesome!! Thanks for sharing. Really, those cookies are something. I'm not sure if I could eat them they're so pretty.

    Love that vintage heater........can't believe nobody has nabbed it yet!

  3. Wow! Those cookies ARE amazing! I love the entire collection - what a great theme. And thank you so much for including my tiles. Everything is great on this rainy day. Of to share... and thanks again... I will be back.

  4. Those cookies are really something! Who would want to eat them after all that work? And I love that little dress. It's so sweet! I'm not going to enter your giveaway since I already won one :) but I'll tweet it for you!

  5. I agree; those cookies ROCK! I would love a chance to win your beautiful giveaway! I (KarmaPerDiem) follow you on Google Friend Connect.

  6. I visited Bates Mercantile; I love that pin brooch!

  7. Hi Pam, I follow via email and am also a facebook fan. :) Nice colorful post on such a dreary day.

  8. Well gang, I'm glad I wasn't the only one who needed a little color today!

    Thanks for the entries. Keep 'em coming and spread the word!

  9. This is an awesome post! Thanks for including my artwork! I'm going to share this on FB!

  10. I love Bates Mercantile. Really felt drawn to your vintage ironstone farming plates because they're very similar to my Currier & Ives blue plates. But my favorite is your vintage transferware dinner plate by Royal Essex. It's stunning.

  11. Saw this on Hilary Blackwood's Facebook- of course, I love the tulip she painted! and those cookies are Yum-azing!!!

  12. Nice photos I love the tiles (of course), little dress and the bowls (is it bad that I picture how they would look broken in a mosaic). Pamela I am here to invite you to my brand new Art Themed Blog Carnival. Tell all of your artist friends too!

  13. I liked your shop on Facebook and I really like the milk glass and the transfer ware on your site.

  14. Pam, I am following Mercantile Muse via email!!!
    I like you on fb!!!!
    And I really love that industrial fan, but I think my
    favorite is the Dewitt Clinton bowl...I'd love to have breakfast out of that every morning!


You comments make my day. Thanks for taking the time to visit Mercantile Muse and for commenting. I really appreciate it. ~Pam

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